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Founder Luke Garnsworthy and head chef Scott Barnard move their relaxed fine dining restaurant from Berkhamstead to a larger site in Tring. The new venue seats up to 15 people for each service where diners sit together and watch Scott complete each dish in front of them. Choose from a set lunch, three course, tasting menu or vegetarian tasting menu.

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£155
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s “a fun experience to celebrate a special occasion” at Scott Barnard’s chef’s table-oriented venture seating just 16 people – particularly if you sit upstairs, where chefs plate up the “excellent” eight-course tasting menus before your eyes (ranging from £95 per person for weekday dinner to £120 per person at weekends); downstairs offers a more relaxed sample of the same menu without the drama, and there’s also a glamorous cellar bar if you want to get a head start on the fun.

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£54
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Very Good
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulous food” (including “outstanding vegetarian options”) brings people together at chef Scott Barnard’s sociable chef’s table. “Think of sitting round a table with your friends cooking in front of you, chatting and explaining what they’re doing. When you’ve finished your 6 or 12 courses, you will have spoken to most of the guests at the same sitting as you (15 maximum)”. There’s a separate cellar bar and dining room. The spin-off restaurant-with-rooms in Henley closed down just as we went to press.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Eating at Scott Barnard’s chef’s table (max 15 diners) is a “real indulgence” for its “delicious and generous tasting menu, displaying wonderful seasonal produce and the skill of the team”. It was “perfect for the first meal out after lockdown, and fabulous as ever”. There’s also a “secret Cellar Bar” and dining room, and a spin-off Crocker’s in Henley.

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£55
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I felt like a judge on MasterChef!”. The 2015 runner-up in MC:The Professionals, Scott Barnard has created “a great new addition to the town” with this two-year-old, “most-amazing, intimate chef’s-table experience”, which features 14 seats around the counter of an open kitchen. “The food is good, sometimes great” and “the concept of watching Scott and his team prepare the tasting menu in front of you, with the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in fabulous conversation makes this an amazing culinary experience”. A Henley spin-off is planned to open next year.

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74 High Street, Tring, HP23 4AF

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Crocker’s Table Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Crocker’s Table Restaurant in HP23, Tring by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Crocker’s Table restaurant.
Lloyd S
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon by ...
Reviewed 5 months, 22 days ago

"What a lovely way to spend an afternoon by enjoying a fabulous Tasting Menu lunch at Crockers. The restaurant is set at the top of the high street in the small town of Tring in Hertfordshire. The head chef is Scott Barnard who along with his team create not only fantastic food but with the help of the front of house team try to encourage guests to engage with each other to generate a nice relaxing and buzzy atmosphere. We arrived in Tring for lunch and parked in the car park at the bottom of the high street before making the short five minute walk to the top which is where you’ll find the restaurant. As we entered we received a warm welcome before heading downstairs to the Cellar Bar for an aperitif. Whilst here Scott came down to say hello and to have a catch up as we hadn’t been for a few years. He would then personally escort us up to the Chefs Table on the top floor passing the dining room at street level. The chef’s table is a counter seating in a U shape in front of the open kitchen and the preparation area. This gives you the chance to see the chefs preparing each course from start to finish and gives you the chance to engage with the team. The menu is just a nine course Tasting Menu and there is also the option of a wine pairing. Once all guests are seated then the afternoon begins. The first two courses are your snacks where you begin with the Westcombe Cheddar , IP8 , Onion. This is followed by the Loch Duart Salmon , Ponzu , Yuzu Kosho , Furikake. You then move onto the Tring Brewery Beer Bread with Ampersand Butter. Our next course was the Hand Dived Scottish Scallop , apple , dill , cucumber , porthilly oyster , horseradish , N25 caviar and was an absolute delight. This was followed by another amazing dish of Cornish Cod , artichoke and yeast purée , sauce matelote. We then moved on to the main course and a triumph it was to. The Dry Aged Sirloin of Beef with black garlic , roscoff onion and turnip. Quite simply heaven on a plate. We now moved to the cheese course and this was not good for your arteries. Vacherin Mont d’Or with wiltshire truffle honey on a crumpet was absolutely delicious. The palate cleanser that followed was definitely needed after that. The Bergamot , ginger , pomelo , yoghurt was lightly creamy yet lovely and refreshing. This led us to dessert and as beautiful as it looked the taste matched the presentation. The Valrhona Opalys Chocolate with mandarin and yuzu was the perfect way to finish. We finished with coffee , petit fours and mulled wine to bring to an end a truly great afternoon. The food created by Scott and his team was amazing. The front of house team led by Julie look after you superbly. So when you put all this together you’re not going to be surprised when I say I would highly recommend a visit. Whether you’re a couple or small group this is a casual atmosphere where you can enjoy great food , wine and service. Definitely looking forward to returning again in the new year. Thank You Scott and all your team for a fantastic afternoon and look forward to seeing you all again soon."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £35.00
Dinner   £60.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 130.00 Dinner only 7
Menu2 65.00 Lunch only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £6.50
Service 15.00%
74 High Street, Tring, HP23 4AF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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